Carnival Fathom Line

ThinkstockPhotos-476512993Impact travel is one of the up and coming travel experiences that many cruise lines are offering passengers. The Carnival Corporation is adding yet another one of these types of voyages to their growing cruise line. They will be introducing “fathom” in 2016. The purpose of this new type of cruise that they will be offering is to allow travelers an opportunity to impact their destination in a positive way by volunteering.

Voyages

This will be the 10th brand added to the Carnival Corporation. Starting in the spring of 2016 passengers will be able to go on a round trip cruise from Miami to the Dominican Republic or Cuba on the Adonia.

Cuba~ While in Cuba, passengers will have a one of a kind cultural immersion experience. They will get to visit a country that has not allowed cruise ships in over 50 years. Travelers will take part in programs that will allow them to get to know the Cuban communities and take part in service opportunities that will help out the country at large.

The Dominican Republic~ While in this country, travelers will take part in similar activities like they will in Cuba. They will work with the locals to improve the community as a whole by participating in various projects. They will be able to take part in a variety of social impact activities during their three days on shore. Activities may include teaching at a school or building a home for those in need. All of these activities are included in the trip’s price.

About The Ship

The Adonia is rather small in size, as compared to other cruise ships, and can hold less than 800 passengers. Currently it has 355 cabins with six different categories for passengers to choose from. While onboard passengers can enjoy various forms of entertainment, including shows and musical performances. They will also be able to take part in a variety of activities that will help prepare them for what they will be doing on land once they arrive in either the Dominican Republic or Cuba. These activities include taking a language course or learning about the culture in the destination that they are going too.

The ships first departure is set for April 10, 2016 for the Dominican Republic and May 1, 2016 for Cuba. This hands-on type of travel experience is perfect for those travelers that want to go on vacation, but give back to the communities that they are visiting as well. Reservations are currently being taking for both destinations.

 

Space Travel: Is The Price Tag Worth It To Be An Astronaut?

Space-TravelGoing to space isn’t something that only astronauts get to do. Everyday people, like you and me, could go into space, if they have enough money that is. For a whopping $35 million dollars, you can get a ride into space. Here’s what comes with this out of this world travel experience.

Preparation and Voyage

Travelers board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft after they have gone through extensive training throughout the period of about a year. This training includes going through many different simulations. They will have to learn things like how to eat in zero gravity and what to do if something goes wrong while they are in space. The Soyuz will travel to the International Space Station and those on board will get to go on a space walk and even conduct a few experiments. They will also get to see the earth from a distance that only a few people have seen before.

Why Would Anyone Pay For This?

With a $35 million dollar price tag it’s hard to believe that anyone would actually pay for something like this. However, for those billionaires that love all things lunar related or for those entrepreneurs that will do whatever it takes to raise a buck or two (or $35 million) to make it close to the moon, this really is an experience that only a few have been lucky enough to partake in. In fact, less than 50 people have ever seen the moon up close. For those that seem to have everything and have some money to spend, this may just be what they are looking for.

Most people will never be able to afford an experience like this. In fact, only about 8 people have become “space tourists” since this program began in 2001. However, there are opportunities to at least get up close with a few space shuttles and rockets. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral has quite a few rockets on display, as well as numerous memorabilia from previous space missions. Admission to the center is only around $50 for adults, which fits a lot more household budgets than actually flying into space. Curious travelers, with more money to spend, can pay about $5,000 to visit the International Space School, view an actual launch and experience a press conference with the cosmonauts. This also includes accommodations for 5 days and a return flight to Moscow.

 

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